Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is delighted to announce a solo exhibition of works by the distinguished American artist Martin Puryear. Showing in London for the first time in a public institution, this solo exhibition spans almost 40 years of the artist’s career and presents over thirty works, including sculpture and works on paper.
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Martin Puryear’s abstract sculptures are extraordinary. His reductive forms have a unique aesthetic and are loaded with a poignant sense of cultural history. Puryear explores human identity and politics with such intriguing subtlety that viewers cannot help but be enthralled by them. Meticulously constructed from a diverse range of materials, usually wood, most of his sculptures are hand-
In the ground floor gallery are large-
In the first floor gallery, the elegant curvilinear lines of Puryear’s sculptures grace various wall pieces, and in particular Phrygian Spirit, 2012–2014. This mixed-
On the outdoor terrace of Parasol unit is the towering – almost eight feet tall – evocative bronze work Question, 2013–2014, which appears to rise up like a shiny, twisting liquorice lace and anchor itself to the ground in a bulbous gourd-
Curated by Ziba Ardalan, the Martin Puryear exhibition is accompanied by a publication, a limited edition and a full programme of related educational events aimed at involving the public.
Exhibition 17 September -
Martin Puryear, Big Phrygian, 2010–14. Painted red cedar, 147.3 x 101.6 x 193 cm. Glenstone Museum, Potomac, MD, USA. Photo: Ron Amstutz. © Martin Puryear. Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery.
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